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Las Vegas Convention Center Finishes $20 Million Facelift

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has completed $20 million in recent improvements to the Las Vegas Convention Center. The LVCVA implemented the changes, which are designed to enhance the customer experience, to the 3.2 million-square-foot facility over the past two years while working around shows and events in the building.

“The Las Vegas Convention Center is home to many of the top trade shows in the country,” said Terry Jicinsky, senior vice president of operations for the LVCVA. “It is important to keep the facility fresh and offer its more than a million yearly guests the convenience that will make conducting business in Las Vegas a success.”

Changes to the center include:

  • eight acre expansion of Green Parking Lot
  • repainting exterior in two tones of gray
  • installation of more than one million square feet of new red carpet in the interior
  • lighting upgrades (20 per cent more light with 42 per cent less energy) in the Central and North Halls
  • repainting of interior
  • the addition of a double-sided counter to Starbucks recently-expanded store–a worldwide first
  • Opening of the American Express OPEN Business Lounge inside the main entrance (3,400 sq.ft. free WiFi, computer and printer access and seating for meetings or relaxation

All of the recent improvements will be integrated into future plans for Las Vegas Global Business District, an overarching vision for the Las Vegas Convention Center and the surrounding area. The $2.5 billion Global Business District will create an international business destination by incorporating major renovations of the Las Vegas Convention Center, leveraging the World Trade Center designation and developing transportation connectivity through a centralized hub.

The Las Vegas Convention Center hosts an average of sixty meetings, events, conventions and trade shows a year, with more than 1.2 million visitors. Nearly 14,000 local jobs are supported by events held at the Center, which generate more than $1.6 billion in local economic impact.

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